January 2022 Trustee Meeting Summary

Summary of the organizational and regular meeting of the Tate Township trustees that was held January 11, 2022.

  • The Organizational Meeting was held at 5:30 pm with trustees Gary Reed, John Wilson (new trustee), and Bob Redden present, along with Fiscal Clerk Kathy Brannock.  The trustees appointed Gary Reed to remain as chairperson for the 2022 year. Fees were reviewed and/or adjusted with each department.
  • The Regular meeting started at 7:00 pm with all trustees present.
  • Public Comments: A resident asked the trustees a question about a relative buried in Tate Township Cemetery.
  • BTFD- December 2021 report- There were 208 runs.  They made 57 fire runs with 7 structure fires, $100 fire loss, no injuries, and saved $500,000 in property. There were 151 EMS runs with response times within normal limits. The 2017 ambulance has been repaired and is back in service.  Tate Monroe Water has installed 1 of 60 new hydrants.  As each one is installed, the residents will receive a letter to inform their homeowners insurance for lower rates.  The locations of the hydrants were picked by Chief Stowell based on population density, location of closest hydrant, and size of the water main.  A total of 120 hydrants were purchased from grant monies. The fire and rescue boat is currently out of service, waiting on repairs to the engine. Additional COVID funds were received and will cover three (3) new sets of gear for fire personnel.
  • Dave Taylor was sworn in by Chief Stowell as the new Lieutenant at the January meeting as the trustees and department watch.  Dave has been with BTFD since 2003.
  • The trustees approved the 2022 Fire personnel roster.
  • Deputy Pike reported he is recovering from COVID so he has no month or year-end report yet
  • Zoning- Rob Williams was not present.  There were no permits issued in Dec. 2021. The trustees approved  Jon Pryor to be appointed to the Township Zoning Appeals Board, replacing John Wilson, who is now a township trustee.
  • Cemetery & Roads- Dec. 2021 report- There were 7 graves sold.  They purchased 80 tons of stone before the price increase. The roads have been salted once so far this year.
  • Next regular meeting is scheduled for Feb. 8, 2022.  Meetings are held the 2nd Tuesday of each month in the meeting room of the BTFD located at 149 N. East Street. The public is always invited.
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